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FAO - IUCN: Mangrove carbon estimator and monitoring guide

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Mangroves exist in the inter-tidal zone of sheltered tropical and subtropical coasts, and in Southeast Asia are home to 42 tree and shrub species found nowhere else (Giesen et al. 2006). These ‘true mangrove species’ and other associate species are adapted to marine and brackish conditions, and are capable of sequestering and storing large amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

This guide outlines a simple, low-cost methodology for measuring mangrove carbon stocks and monitoring mangroves in defined project areas. This is the third in a series of four publications intended to be used in conjunction in establishing sustainable financing for mangrove protection in Asia.

Year of publication: 2016
Publisher: FAO / IUCN
Pages: 57 p.
Country: Pakistan; Thailand; Viet Nam; Asia
Agrovoc keywords:mangroves; mangrove swamps; Thailand; Viet Nam; Pakistan; environmental policies; environmental management; financing; financial policies; carbon stock assessments; climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; carbon sequestration; greenhouse soils; greenhouse gases; above ground tree biomass;
Personal author: Beresnev, N.; Broadhead, J.; Bukoski, J.J.

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